Jonathan Haynes

Despite glowing coverage, many locals bristled at Jaffray Woodriff’s $120 million donation for a new School of Data Science at UVA. Photo by Eze Amos

Windfall blowback: UVA donation spurs backlash

UVA announced the biggest donation in its history, from hedge fund quant Jaffray Woodriff, with much pomp and circumstance, including an appearance by Governor Ralph Northam. But not everyone was happy with the McIntire alum’s decision to spend $120 million on a School of Data Science. Some feel Woodriff’s donation could have served better causes. […]